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Classical Music Composer & Pianist Sharon Ruchman Releases Third CD: "Remembrance"
Sharon Ruchman, classical music composer and pianist, has just released her third CD in three years' time,"Remembrance". A composer for five years, Ruchman wrote the new "Remembrance" compositions specifically for violin, cello, flute and piano.
Towards that ambition, Ruchman presents the compositions of her new “Remembrance”
In January 2012, Fanfare magazine will feature a review of Ruchman’s first two CDs, “Sharon Ruchman Chamber Music” and “Arrival of Spring”, along with an in-depth interview. Published bi-monthly, and written exclusively for the avid classical CD collector and music aficionado, Fanfare magazine features extensive interviews with classical music composers and performers. Ruchman noted, “I was told that I was unique to their coverage in that I am both an accomplished musician as well as a composer of classical music.”
In her second CD, "Arrival of Spring", Ruchman wrote a piece ‘Memoria Dolci’ in memory of her great uncle, Rudolph Fuchs, a virtuoso violinist. “Two of my newest compositions, ‘Remembrance’
Fond childhood memories were the premise of Sharon Ruchman’s new composition, “Kaleidoscope”
The new “Remembrance”
Ruchman commented that, “This was also the first time that I composed a Sonata (3 movements) for cello and piano.” For the new “Remembrance”
Sharon Ruchman earned her Master of Music (MM) degree from the Yale School of Music, and her Bachelor of Music (BM) degree at the New England Conservatory of Music. She was an accompanist with the New England Conservatory chorus, and upon graduation she returned to Yale School of Music to study composition with Yale graduate, teacher and accomplished composer, Orianna Webb. From there, she went on to teach music in the West Haven, Connecticut elementary school while she pursued her singing career and performed throughout Connecticut. During 2007 and 2008, she wrote several compositions and began working with several northwestern Connecticut area musicians. Ruchman’s love of composition has led her to become a member of several professional composers associations including the American Music Center, the American Composers Forum, and IAWN, International Alliance for Women in Music.
Since 2009, pieces from Sharon Ruchman’s first two CDs “Sharon Ruchman Chamber Music” and “Arrival of Spring” have been aired on WSHU and WMNR in Connecticut. In that year, her compositions were also selected by the National Composers Association to be performed in Portola, California as part of the “Music Under the Redwoods” concert. Two of her compositions were also performed in 2009 during the 10th Annual Hartford Women Composers Festival.
Brief intervals for each of Sharon Ruchman’s new “Remembrance”